Properties of Common Solvents

 

Solvent

Lbs./GAL.

EVAPORATION RATE

BuAc = 1

BOILING

POINT oF

FLASH POINT

oF

Aliphatic        
VM&P 5.8 8 145 50
M.S. 6.5 0.1 310 105
OMS 6.4 0.06 345 125
Kerosene 6.7 0.02 350 165
Aromatic        
Toluene 7.2 2 230 45
Xylene 7.2 0.6 281 81
A-100 6.8 0.2 311 105
A-150 6.8 0.45 362 142
Alcohols        
Ethanol 6.8 2.8 171 55
Isopropanol 6.6 2.1 176 63
sec-Butanol 6.7 1.2 210 72
n-Butanol 6.8 0.45 243 97
iso-Butanol 6.7 0.6 243 97
Texanol 7.9 0.002 471 248
Esters        
Ethyl Acetate 7.3 5.5 168 24
Isopro. Acetate 7.2 4.6 187 42
n-Butyl Acetate 7.4 1 248 81
t-Butyl Acetate 8.0 2.8 208 62
PGMMEA 8.0 0.34 284  
EEP 7.9 0.12 329 136
Ketones        
Acetone 6.6 11.6 132 -4
MEK 6.7 5.8 173 24
MIBK 6.7 1.6 237 60
Diacetone Alcohol 7.8 0.14 293 126
Cyclohexanone 7.9 0.23 309 111
Isophrone 7.7 0.05 410 179
Glycol Ethers        
EGMBE 7.5 0.06 336 150
PGMBE 7.7 0.66 243 91
PnP 7.38 0.21 302 120
Miscellaneous        
Methylene Chloride 11.1 14.5 103 none
Pine Oil 7.7 0.05 405  
Water 8.3 0.36 212 none

 

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